Plexus MV 500VA UPS £14.99 (+  £4.79 del if order total under £49.99) @ ebuyer
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Plexus MV 500VA UPS £14.99 (+ £4.79 del if order total under £49.99) @ ebuyer

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Found 4th Mar 2008Made hot 4th Mar 2008
I've got one of these and it's saved me several times when the breaker has tripped in the house. Gives you 15 minutes power to your PC and a monitor when you lose the mains supply, beeps to let you know it's running. Plenty of time to post that last deal and save your work! It was £23.99 when I bought it and is worth that.

UPS or Uninterruptible Power Supplies are essential to most offices and home offices or any enviroment where important Files and Data are stored. Losing power at a critical moment could mean the loss of important work or unrecoverable customer details in turn this can result in your business losing Money. The Plexus MV UPS is small form factor, so can neatly and easily be stored out of the way.

The Plexus MV Series is a reliable, cost-effective UPS. With its sleek case and Compact Design it looks equally at home in the office or domestic environment. The Plexus MV is ideal for applications requiring basic, no nonsense, economical power protection.

the Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) function of the MV Series ensures regulated power to your equipment even under poor supply conditions. It also protects your modem Phone and Fax line via a filtered socket, eliminating one the most common causes of hardware failure.

Back Up / Run Time -

Half load - Max - 15 Minutes / Usual 10 Minutes
Full Load - 2 Minutes
Features:
Microprocessor control
LED Status Displayer
Automatic Voltage Regulation
Emergency power backup protects your valuable data and computer hardware
Short Circuit & Overload Protection
Over Charge & Over Discharge Protection
Smart Audible & LED Icon Alarms
Surge, Spike and Lightning Protection*
Fax/Modem/Tel Protection Port
User Replaceable Batteries
2 x Power IEC Outputs


Specifications:

Input: AC 165V~275V
Output: AC 220V±10%
Frequency: 50 Hz/60 Hz
Transfer Time: 6 ms
Battery: 12V/7 Ah
Charge Time: ≤ 8 Hours
Operating Temperature: -5°C~40°
Operating Humidity: 10~90% RH, non condensing

43 Comments

How noisy is it? I had an APC one, but it was so loud I had to get rid of it.

myjess;1665756

How noisy is it? I had an APC one, but it was so loud I had to get rid of … How noisy is it? I had an APC one, but it was so loud I had to get rid of it.



they shouldn't make any noise? ive fitted a few apc1000's and they were all quiet.

myjess;1665756

How noisy is it? I had an APC one, but it was so loud I had to get rid of … How noisy is it? I had an APC one, but it was so loud I had to get rid of it.




Shouldn't make any noise at all, it's only a battery....lol

UPS is a very handy thing to have, but the price of this worries me, even a half decent UPS should cost around £60, so god knows what your getting for £15..:thinking:

Note the "Full Load 2 minutes". A pc and large monitor will consume a lot of power and you may need a more powerful UPS. Bargain though regardless!

Original Poster

I've got this and it makes no noise at all. I've killed the power and it takes 15 minutes to drop a PC and LCD screen so perfectly adequate for a one machine setup. Can't go wrong at this price in my opinion.

Not sure why, but If you select super saver delivery it says
*FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ORDER»

Just ordered one for £14.99 inc free delivery.

very cool

gazab;1669624

Not sure why, but If you select super saver delivery it says *FREE … Not sure why, but If you select super saver delivery it says *FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ORDER» Just ordered one for £14.99 inc free delivery.very cool



Confirmed.

voted hot... for £15, I thought I'd give it a punt...

a lot of the proper ones make noise due to fans coming on to keep them cool or when they run self diagnostics in the middle of the night! or when the sub station changes and the ups trips over then cuts back again althought im talking about proper apc ones here than are made of solid steel and very heavy

these look good though if they are indeed powerful enough although redundant really as it doesnt matter if you have a power cut with most pcs when the powers back on they will just power back on and if u have autosave functions on then your sorted

could you use one of these instead of a surge protecter thing?

TorturedSoul;1670324

could you use one of these instead of a surge protecter thing?



yes

thanks

surely for £18.99 this bad boy is worth the extra money... has an LCD screen and USB interface and comes with the auto-shutdown software should a surge be detected when you are away from your pc

ebuyer.com/pro…477

http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/R0130477-01.jpg

Original Poster

Gavin01;1670245

these look good though if they are indeed powerful enough although … these look good though if they are indeed powerful enough although redundant really as it doesnt matter if you have a power cut with most pcs when the powers back on they will just power back on and if u have autosave functions on then your sorted



True, but my issue was that I'd be working and the trip would go... everything lost £20 and the problem went away, money well spent,

Worthwhile investment if you have home cinema projector too - saves that expensive bulb from going pop if you get power interruptions.

OrangeJuice;1670753

surely for £18.99 this bad boy is worth the extra money... has an LCD … surely for £18.99 this bad boy is worth the extra money... has an LCD screen and USB interface and comes with the auto-shutdown software should a surge be detected when you are away from your pchttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/130477#



No free P+P with this one unfortunately :x

Well spotted !

Free delivery works for me too.

I bought a 350VA from PC World last year and it cost £30 so this is a total bargain.

The replacement batteries for our APC units at work cost over £20 plus delivery so at this price it was too good to miss.

Do you need an extra couple of special (female/female) power cables for this?

Thinking of putting one on boiler as we often get power cuts.
Guess this could keep the heating pump going for aa while and smooth the AC to the boiler so spike protected.

Spike protectors alone use to cost this much,

Also wondering how long fridge/freezer would last on one of these.

Does it keep beeping if AC goes.

OrangeJuice;1670753

surely for £18.99 this bad boy is worth the extra money... has an LCD … surely for £18.99 this bad boy is worth the extra money... has an LCD screen and USB interface and comes with the auto-shutdown software should a surge be detected when you are away from your pchttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/130477#




I went with this one - great spot. My house has had 3 power cuts in the past month, and this is just the job. Heat & rep added.

No free delivery here, £30 in total
Not so Hot

Original Poster

Bully;1672511

No free delivery here, £30 in totalNot so Hot



As quote in title "£14.99 (+ £4.79 del if order total under £49.99)" so £20 not £30 is the worst case (although some people are saying that this is going through as free delivery

eglons;1672601

As quote in title "£14.99 (+ £4.79 del if order total under £49.99)" so £2 … As quote in title "£14.99 (+ £4.79 del if order total under £49.99)" so £20 not £30 is the worst case (although some people are saying that this is going through as free delivery



no def £30 delivered is cheapest option for me hence why voted cold

Great find ordered one free delivery as well, Voted HOT, HOT

Free shipping for me too! Thanks!

Bully;1672669

no def £30 delivered is cheapest option for me hence why voted cold


A bit silly voting cold just because you live in Northern Ireland and firms rightly surcharge your delivery...
It costs more money to send things accross the sea...

Its free delivery for UK mainland if you select 5 day supersaver (though often comes next day here).

mikerr;1673305

A bit silly voting cold just because you live in Northern Ireland and … A bit silly voting cold just because you live in Northern Ireland and firms rightly surcharge your delivery...It costs more money to send things accross the sea....



well parcelforce dont charge any extra for shipping to n.ireland but then you wouldnt know that would you.(yes we are still part of the UK) ,some firms inc ebuyer obviously use this as an excuse to fleece customers even more.

Amazing price

for what should be an essential piece of computer kit for all desktop pc users

Hot !

Northerner;1670882

Worthwhile investment if you have home cinema projector too - saves that … Worthwhile investment if you have home cinema projector too - saves that expensive bulb from going pop if you get power interruptions.



I've just ordered one for exactly this reason

£14.99 or the price of a Blu-Ray disc or £200 for a new bulb :thumbsup:

Free shipping here as well

GDawes;1671823

Also wondering how long fridge/freezer would last on one of these.Does it … Also wondering how long fridge/freezer would last on one of these.Does it keep beeping if AC goes.



lol about 5 seconds i imagine if the pumps on.....

Original Poster

mikees;1671327

Do you need an extra couple of special (female/female) power cables for … Do you need an extra couple of special (female/female) power cables for this?



Ah forgot to say that, you do need a couple of those... I already had them, but you can pick them up for a couple of pounds.

Wow i got mine today, wooosh superfast!!

i got mine today too. i dont have the wires though to plug my pc into it. could anyone give me a link to a site that sells them please? i found this on maplin but not sure if its the right thing maplin.co.uk/mod…6m3

thanks

Got mine yesterday. It 'seemed' ok. I've plugged a powerstrip in so I can use 3 devices - my PC, my LCD screen (1.6A max), and my DSL modem (140ma). The PC has a 650W PS, so to me, that's around 3A (at full load of course).

I thought I'd test it out, and pulled the mains out.... it died (ie, power lost) immediately. The bottom light was constantly on, and I had a solid beep.

It had been plugged in for about 2 hrs. I'll give it a go after being all all day/night.. since the manual states 8 hrs...

TorturedSoul;1680050

i got mine today too. i dont have the wires though to plug my pc into … i got mine today too. i dont have the wires though to plug my pc into it. could anyone give me a link to a site that sells them please? i found this on maplin but not sure if its the right thing http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=31093&doy=6m3thanks



you want:
ebuyer.com/pro…686

But you can defo find it cheaper! check ebay!!

Power Extension Cable

Original Poster

Search for "kettle extension" on ebay and they come up at around 99p + a couple of pounds postage.

lol or kettle extension, im sure you would get there in the end!

rnem170;1683157

Got mine yesterday. It 'seemed' ok. I've plugged a powerstrip in so I … Got mine yesterday. It 'seemed' ok. I've plugged a powerstrip in so I can use 3 devices - my PC, my LCD screen (1.6A max), and my DSL modem (140ma). The PC has a 650W PS, so to me, that's around 3A (at full load of course).I thought I'd test it out, and pulled the mains out.... it died (ie, power lost) immediately. The bottom light was constantly on, and I had a solid beep.It had been plugged in for about 2 hrs. I'll give it a go after being all all day/night.. since the manual states 8 hrs...



Did you re-try??

I have only my PC plugged in and it died when the power went off straight away.

I'm sending it back
I don't think these are designed for "high end" gaming PCs tbh

TorturedSoul;1670324

could you use one of these instead of a surge protecter thing?


yes much better than the useless consumer surge protectors (which are as useful as a chocolate fireguard), but i would buy one which has a higher va rating as this will struggle to support even the lowest spec pc
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